The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their second straight win of the 2023 NFL season after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football. Unlike their first win of the year in Week 2 against the Browns, Pittsburgh looked relatively strong on offense, and a couple of big plays helped them jump out to a 23-7 lead prior to securing the win.
Nobody is calling the Steelers a Super Bowl contender yet, but this big road win was a step in the right direction. Entering Week 4 Pittsburgh sits atop the AFC North. If the season ended today, they would be in first place in their division and host a playoff game.
There's a lot of season left to be played and plenty of time for the standings to flip on its head. This week, the Steelers have their second consecutive road matchup -- this time against the Houston Texans. This is a team Mike Tomlin and company can't afford to take lightly, as Houston is coming off an impressive 37-17 road win over the Jaguars.
The Texans would love nothing more to carry this momentum into Week 4 and climb back to a .500 record with a big win against the Steelers. Pittsburgh can't be caught napping. Here's everything you need to know about the Steelers vs. Texans game in Week 4.
Steelers vs. Texans Game Time:
The Pittsburgh Steelers were given back-to-back primetime games early in the season in Weeks 2 and 3, but now we go back to seeing them in their most common time slot. The Steelers vs. Texans game has a kickoff scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, October 1st.
Steelers vs. Texans Location:
The Steelers will play the Texans in Week 4 at Houston Texans NRG Stadium in Wimberley, Texas. Pittsburgh is coming off a road trip to Las Vegas. Following the Raiders game, they were forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City. Now after making it back home, the Steelers will quickly turn around and travel to Houston. This is more traveling than they are typically used to during a two-week span during the season.
Steelers vs. Texans Streaming and TV:
The Steelers vs. Texans game will be broadcast locally on CBS, but most of the country will be getting the Dolphins vs. Bills game on their TV broadcast. For those out of network, check your local CBS listing for availability. If you intend to stream the game, you can do so with a subscription to NFL+ or YouTube TV. However, we recommend using FuboTV.
Steelers vs. Texans Odds:
For the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers open as the favorites in a football game. To begin Week 4, The Steelers are 2.5-point favorites over Houston, per DraftKings Sportsbook. They have a moneyline of -155 and the over/under for this game is currently set at 41.0 points.
What to Watch for in Steelers vs. Texans Game:
This will be a battle between two young, mostly unproven quarterbacks in Kenny Pickett and C.J. Stroud. Many Pittsburgh Steelers fans wondered if this team made the right decision in 2022 by taking Pickett in the first round instead of waiting until the 2023 draft and trading up for a quarterback. This will be a good test.
Statistically, Stroud has been more impressive than Pickett through the first three games, as he has earned 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions while chipping in an impressive 8.1 adjusted yards per attempt with a very respectable 98.0 passer rating, per Pro Football Reference. Can Pickett outpace him when they go head-to-head this week?
Defensively, T.J. Watt will look to continue his Defensive Player of the Year pace with another strong game in Week 4. With right tackle Tytus Howard out, Watt will look to put George Fant to the test, and we can bet that they will shift some attention his way. Like the Steelers with Cameron Heyward and Diontae Johnson, the Texans are currently dealing with several big injuries.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.